Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nail Art Challenge: Day Ten: Recreate your Favorite

I made it, guys! I survived ten whole days of painting my nails!
I really enjoyed it, but I can honestly say that I'm glad it's over. It really took a bunch of my time and I had to plan everything around painting my nails.But I finished! So hooray!
There's also a challenge going on right now to see who wins a prize from Erica. If my picture for day ten gets the most likes, I win, so it would mean SO MUCH to me if you'd follow this link and 'like' my picture. 

So here are all of the prompts, one more time. If you'll recall, I had a terrible time with my favorite season mani on day three, so that's what I decided to do for day ten. Instead of painting a tree on every nail (although I swear they looked like cacti more than trees) I painted one on just the pinkie.

So I was all finished with the design but hadn't taken a picture yet when BAM! The tip of my middle finger's nail broke off. It was hanging by a thread when I noticed, so I put a band-aid on it until I get get hold of some nail glue. I glued it back together as best I could and repainted it but it's still a tad noticeable.

What do you think about this one? I'm really happy with how it came out! I wish that I'd smeared the gradient together to make it less sponged-on-looking and more smooth like an actual sunset, but that's my only complaint.

I used a whole bunch of polishes for this design:
Base coat: Beauty Secrets - Ridge Filler
Pink: Sinful Colors - Boom Boom
Orange: Sally Hansen - Sun Kissed
Yellow: Sally Hansen - Lightening
Dark Blue: China Glaze - First Mate
Light Blue: China Glaze - Secret Peri-wink-le
Sand background: Essie - Sand Tropez
Sand detail: China Glaze - Harvest Moon
Brown: Essie - Little Brown Dress
Dark Green: Sinful Colors - Envy
Light Green: Essie - Mojito Madness
Black: Sally Hansen - Black Heart
Top coat: Sally Hansen - Strengthening top coat

There you have it! And again, please (please) help me out by going to  this link and 'liking' my picture - it will mean the world to me if I win! Don't forget to follow Muffin Nails here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, and please thank Erica's Nails and More for this amazing challenge! Thanks for reading!


  1. Beautiful! I love sunsets and this reminds me of when my fiancé and I went to the Dominican, though we were on the "sunrise side" of the island ;)

    1. Aww, that's so great! I wonder what a sunrise-version of this would look like.

  2. DAMN. This is gorgeous. I wish I was as talented and amazing as you. <3


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